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Old 05-31-11, 10:39 AM   #13
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Apparently you do not see this beast ????????????????????????????????
needs moar sata ports.
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Old 05-31-11, 01:21 PM   #14
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Old 05-31-11, 01:33 PM   #15
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Needs more RAM.
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Old 05-31-11, 03:13 PM   #16
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/me scratches head

Splitting the DRAM slots like that is interesting...
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Old 05-31-11, 03:18 PM   #17
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Those boards are a work in progress they will have black pcb's and other stuff when finished.
Are they a work in progress? It seems odd that they would have the markings they do if they weren't final builds.
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Old 05-31-11, 03:56 PM   #18
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Yeah you're right the setup is fugly.
Yep, and WTF is it with the ram slots, ugh....
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Old 05-31-11, 04:13 PM   #19
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I'm not so sure why ya'll are so turned off by the RAM slot placement. I mean, is motherboard layouts supposed to remain the same indefinitely? I think it looks kinda' neat.

One thing I'm looking forward to, is the form factor that'll replace ATX... with how crowded high-end PCs are getting now days we're going to need a different form factor to accomodate these beast-rigs before too long. I kinda' view this as a very small step in that direction.
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I'm not so sure why ya'll are so turned off by the RAM slot placement. I mean, is motherboard layouts supposed to remain the same indefinitely? I think it looks kinda' neat.
The idea behind a motherboard is not form over function. I don't care if it's the ugliest board ever, as long as the layout is properly done.

This layout could eliminate the use of some HSF's. Also, the PCIe slot layouts are pretty bad (with the exception of the ECS board) for anyone who plans to use more than one dual slot GPU.
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The idea behind a motherboard is not form over function. I don't care if it's the ugliest board ever, as long as the layout is properly done.

This layout could eliminate the use of some HSF's. Also, the PCIe slot layouts are pretty bad (with the exception of the ECS board) for anyone who plans to use more than one dual slot GPU.
Well, you have any better layout ideas?

And as for HSFs, I think this will be easily over come. The PCI-e layout, however, is a chore unless you use something like e-ATX. We're reaching the limits of the current ATX form factor in my opinion. Untill a new one is agreed upon, we'll likely continue to have mobos where Quad SLi and Quad-Fire is difficult to accomplish.
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I'm not so sure why ya'll are so turned off by the RAM slot placement. I mean, is motherboard layouts supposed to remain the same indefinitely? I think it looks kinda' neat.
Ugly. It makes no sense to put ram slots like that. They may as well put 3 PCI slots around the friggin board as well on opposite sides.
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Well, you have any better layout ideas?

And as for HSFs, I think this will be easily over come. The PCI-e layout, however, is a chore unless you use something like e-ATX. We're reaching the limits of the current ATX form factor in my opinion. Untill a new one is agreed upon, we'll likely continue to have mobos where Quad SLi and Quad-Fire is difficult to accomplish.
Sure I do. But what does that matter if I'm not designing the boards heh. Also what was wrong with the previous RAM configuration?
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Old 06-01-11, 09:42 AM   #24
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Love these boards! Also, loving how huge the socket is. It's just so bad-ass. I think by the end of next year, I'll build myself a hardcore IVB-E rig with Tri-SLI 680's (or whatever Kepler's called)
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